A Douwe Egberts Coffee For Every Cup

Ever feel the urge to splash out on a collection of delicious drinks? Give into the temptation! At EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we have an extensive collection of Douwe Egberts coffees. Even better, this week we have a great deal at 15% off all our Douwe Egberts stock, so you can splash out economically! More on that below, but first, let’s talk about a unique display happening in the Netherlands.

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The Dutch are connoisseurs of good drinks of all kinds. In fact, recently, a group of Dutch investors bought the world’s largest collection of rare whiskies, with some of the collection from as far back as 1843. The twelve collectors invested the equivalent of $11.5 million a few years ago, then had special reinforced glass cabinets built to display the 3100 bottles. One key condition of the sale was that the collection be displayed in a museum. Currently the whiskies can be seen, but not touched, in Sassenheim, in the western Netherlands.


Douwe Egberts is made in the Netherlands, and is the most popular coffee in the country, and in other parts of Europe too. EnjoyBetterCoffee.com offers a range of Douwe Egberts. Our Douwe Egberts coffees, like all our coffees, are made in Europe for the European market. We’ll give you 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts’ products on our site, with no minimum purchase required.*

Please Use Coupon Code: IHEARTDE

*Discount valid from 10/14/18 through 11:59PM ET on 10/16/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Douwe Egberts and Senseo products. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.
Questions? Call 800.582.6617 Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM ET.

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PS – Feel free to toss a nip of whisky into your prepared Douwe Egberts coffee. [Whisky not included.]


Did You Know…?

de-instant-coffees-advert-nlEuromonitor, an international market research company, found that nearly half of all coffee consumed worldwide is instant. We found that a new wave of instant coffee options has been making their way onto the consumer market. The companies involved describe their coffee as premium instant coffee, one selling four single-serve packets for $13. Well, we say those companies are behind the curve! Douwe Egberts has been making instant coffees that taste and smell like brewed coffee, but ready in an instant, and at a much better price than $3+ per cup. We offer the following instant roasts:

Douwe Egberts Aroma Rood instant is the flagship roast. We have Aroma Rood instant in 7oz/200mg jars, resealable and reusable, with a seal that preserves the smooth and rich flavors and aroma notes.

Douwe Egberts Pure Gold instant, also in the resealable jar, is a medium, balanced roast, and is the standard for all instant coffees. We also have Pure Gold instant in 10- and 20-stick sample packs, making it easy to give it a try, and please use the discount above.

Douwe Egberts Pure Indulgence instant is dark and rich, with a velvety body. And, yes, it comes in a resealable jar.

Last, but certainly not least, is Douwe Egberts Moccona Classic Decaf instant. A blend of Robusta and Arabica beans, the coffee is full, well-rounded and smooth tasting. The rich aroma will make you forget there is no caffeine! This roast is available in a smaller, resealable jar.


The Netherlands In The News

Ban on Phones While Biking Proposed

phone-ban-nlBikes account for more than 25 percent of personal transport in the Netherlands. At the end of last month, a minister in the government drafted legislation to ban the use of phones and other mobile electronic devices on bicycles. It is already illegal to use a phone while driving a motor vehicle, but bikes were deliberately excluded from that law, despite the widespread use of bikes, because bikes are slower, and authorities thought it would be difficult to enforce such a ban. One study in The Hague found that 20 percent of bicyclists were using a phone, while more recently, the transport ministry found that devices played a role in 20 percent of biking accidents with riders under 25 years of age.


As always, enjoy better coffee and thanks from the EnjoyBetterCoffee Team!

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It All Starts With Coffee, Bread And Butter

What do we mean? Breakfast in the Netherlands of course!

The home of Douwe Egberts is also home to a plateful of very specific breakfast items. They include chocolate sprinkles and flakes, peanut butter, and spice-filled cake.

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Let’s start with the sprinkles, where it’s socially-acceptable for an adult to eat said sprinkles for breakfast. Take a plain (or toasted) slice of bread, spread with butter, then spread a thin layer of the sprinkles on the butter. Chocolate is the most popular flavor of ‘hagelslag’ (literally hailstorm), but there are many flavor options, including white chocolate, fruit flavors, anise (another popular flavor), and they’re available in different colors. The sprinkles are only lightly sweetened, so not too overly-sugary, as you might imagine. The Dutch might also eat these at lunch, where sandwiches rule.

Add a layer of ‘pindakaas’ (peanut cheese) on top of the butter, and no one will complain about getting chocolate in their peanut butter. In fact, sliced, buttered bread can be topped with cheese, cold meats, jam, honey, strawberries, among others. The ‘ontbijtkoek’ (breakfast cake) is similar to gingerbread, made with rye flour, and spices including cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. And, yes, you would eat it sliced with butter, and use a knife and fork.


Add a cup of fresh Douwe Egberts coffee to this breakfast and you have an authentic, traditional Dutch breakfast. Coffee, bread and butter. What more could you want? Oh! How about a discount on all Douwe Egbert products? Done: Take 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts and Senseo products with no minimum required.*

Please Use Coupon Code: IHEARTDE

*Discount valid from 9/16/18 through 11:59PM ET on 9/18/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Douwe Egberts and Senseo products. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.
Questions? Call 800.582.6617 Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM ET.

We have two of Douwe Egberts most popular blends, Aroma Rood and Black, both in 8.8oz ground coffee, and the premium ground coffee variety package, all at a great price and eligible for the discount above!


Decaf Lovers, Rejoice!

DE-Moccana-Decaf-AR-Decafe-NL-150pxAs for that late-night snack, and yes, bread with sprinkles is a good snack or treat too, we have just what you need. Both Moccona Decaf, in instant, and Aroma Rood Decaf, in
ground, are back in stock.

Moccona Classic Decaf is a combination of Arabica and Robusta coffee beans, which make for a balanced aroma and smooth taste and comes in a reusable jar. Aroma Rood Decafe ground coffee also combines Arabica and Robusta beans, so the blend is flavorful and aromatic. Drink Douwe Egberts as late as you like.


Europe In The News

Breakfast Is Best, And Here’s Why

breakfast-face-2A new campaign championed by all EU Member States is working to spread the news about the importance of breakfast in a healthy life. Studies have shown that children and adolescents across Europe don’t eat breakfast at all. For instance, in the Netherlands, around 90 percent of 11 year old children eat breakfast, but in Greece and Slovenia, only about 51 percent do. By the age of 15, that percentage drops to 65 percent in the Netherlands, to 40 percent in Greece and Slovenia.

The campaign is encouraging breakfast for all. Missing breakfast has been connected to behaviors that compromise healthy living, including increased use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs, and to more sedentary lifestyles. As the president of the European Medical Association stated, a daily breakfast “is an important step in taking control of your diet and your life.”


As always, enjoy better coffee and thanks from the EnjoyBetterCoffee Team!

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Douwe Egberts: Best Coffee In The Netherlands

We enjoy writing about the Netherlands not only because it’s home to Douwe Egberts, but also because it’s a beautiful country with fun traditions. If you are traveling there, try these suggestions for activities to see and do while you’re there.

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First, ride a bike. Anytime you are trying to go anywhere. There will be plenty of other bikers on the road, even between towns. Streets in the Netherlands are narrow and filled with parked cars, sometimes trams, walkers and a lot of bicycles. Because of the network of well-maintained bike paths, it is safe, convenient, and visitors are encouraged to take advantage of local transport to get around.

gezellig-2-nbNext, stretch out in the grass at the park, or enjoy a very long lunch with friends, and feel gezellig. This Dutch word (pronounced ‘khuh ZEL ick’) is a term that’s difficult to translate into English, but the word has a general meaning of coziness and friendliness. This feeling of enjoyment is highly valued in the Dutch culture.

The Dutch have some of the lightest and tastiest pastries in Europe: appeltaart, soesjes (tiny cream puffs), and stroopwafels (a syrup cookie made only better by being warmed over your freshly poured cup of coffee).

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And, finally, the coffee! Dutch coffee (just like Dutch cheese) is considered the best in the world. Douwe Egberts is the best-selling coffee in the country, and remains popular around the world.


We enjoy Douwe Egberts coffee, and we think you will too. If you haven’t tried it before, this is your chance to scoop up a deal. Of course, if you have tried it, then you already know what a deal it is! This week, get 15% off your order of Douwe Egberts and Senseo coffee and accessories, with no minimum purchase required.

Please Use Coupon Code: IHEARTDE

*Discount valid from 8/19/18 through 11:59PM ET on 8/21/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Douwe Egberts and Senseo products. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products.
Questions? Call 800.582.6617 Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM ET.

These Are Some of Our Favorites from Douwe Egberts

DE-Sale-Advert-August-2018-NLDouwe Egberts Excellent Aroma and Select Aroma, ground in 8.8oz/250g soft packs, are two special Douwe Egberts roasts. Douwe Egberts Excellent Aroma is medium to dark roasted coffee, smooth and full. Select Aroma, with a light-medium roast, is gentle and mild. And, most importantly, you can use the discount above.

We have Douwe Egberts most popular blend, Black, in ground coffee, at a great price and still eligible for the discount above. If you like your coffee flavorful and strong, then you must try Douwe Egberts Black. And, yes, the discount above is valid too!

We also have variety packages of ground and of whole beans, so you can try more than one of the Dutch’s favorite coffee, and save even more!


The Netherlands In The News

Don’t Read This Over Your Eggs Benedict

Dutch-people-healthyAccording to European Commission figures, the Dutch exercise more than any other group in Europe, by almost double. Eighty percent cycle, walk, swim, dance and/or garden on a regular basis. The European average is a mere 44%. With the strong and supportive cycling infrastructure, it’s easy for people to cycle to work, or to ride to the tram. The data also showed that the Dutch expressed a preference to perform regularly in sporting activities for pleasure, rather than health. An online and weekend-printed newspaper in the Netherlands crunched the numbers. And, if you’re wondering, yes, they ride bikes in the snow.


As always, enjoy better coffee and thanks from the EnjoyBetterCoffee Team!

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Jacobs Douwe Egberts Supports Climate Smart Agriculture

Douwe Egberts Instant Coffee In The News

In the Vietnamese Central Highlands (also known as the “Kingdom of Coffee”), the climate is perfect for coffee plants. Because of the ideal combination of rain and sun on the rich soil of these mountains, most of the country’s coffee crop is grown there, and it’s the reason Vietnam is the world’s second largest coffee exporter.

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DE-Sustainability-Project-crA new project to train coffee farmers in sustainable practices was just announced this month. Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) has partnered with a leading business firm based in the Netherlands that has enterprises in the agriculture, food processing, shipping, and finance industries. The three-year plan is to train Vietnamese coffee farmers in climate change resilience techniques, fertilizing, and work safety. Another agricultural solutions leader is on board too, helping the farmers meet growing product demand, especially in sourcing traceability and safety. The $1 million (USD) project will help 3000 farmers in the Dak Lak, Dak Nong, and Gia Lai provinces of Vietnam. Because JDE “recognizes the various environmental and social issues that go with coffee cultivation,” it’s a great match for the farmers.

Starting with 30 demonstration plots about 1-2 hectares each, various approaches to soil and fertilizer management, crop protection products, and irrigation will be tested. The most successful techniques will be then used across 300 hectares of coffee farms. This project is similar to another initiative we shared with you in 2016, where another 3000 farmers in the Central Highlands region were similarly trained.


Douwe Egberts produces delicious and sustainably-grown coffee. This week, we are offering all our Douwe Egberts and Senseo coffees at 15% with no minimum order.*

Please use coupon code: DEFORWARD

*Discount valid from 7/15/18 through 11:59PM ET on 7/17/18 at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order required for Douwe Egberts and Senseo products. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale products. Questions? Call 800.582.6617 Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM ET.

Sale Items Included!

DE-Sale-Advert-July-2018-NLWe have Senseo French Vanilla Coffee Pods in packages of 16 pods on sale. In addition, we have Douwe Egberts Black Ground (rich and full) and Douwe Egberts Excellent Aroma Whole Beans also on sale and eligible for the discount above.


The Netherlands In The News

Housing Complex Is World’s First

netherlands-3d-printed-homes-crNext year, the city of Eindhoven, Netherlands, will unveil the first ever 3-D-printed home. The first is expected to have three bedrooms, printed in concrete by a robotic arm. An advantage to printing the pod-like homes is the customizable components, even for natural objects found on the home’s plot. In addition, the process of building is shortened from months to weeks, and the robots will replace the need for craftsmen such as masons and carpenters. Monthly rental is set to be between $1000 and $1400 USD. As the technology improves and becomes more popular, experts predict the prices will come down to make the housing more affordable in the future.


As always, enjoy better coffee and thanks from the EnjoyBetterCoffee Team!

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Baby, You’re A Firework…

…Come on let your colors burst!  ~Katy Perry2016_Fireworks Competition The Netherlands

Did you know that the Netherlands – home to Douwe Egberts – has hosted an international fireworks competition for more than 30 years? The event, known as the Scheveningen International Fireworks Festival, draws tens of thousands of visitors from several countries. Scheveningen is a seaside town, outside The Hague, and shows take place after dark on the beach over 4 evenings. The celebration includes fire-eaters, jugglers, dancers and music groups strolling the boardwalk as part of this festival.

The rules of engagement are strict: Contestants all have the same budget, with 80% of their fireworks required to be produced in their own country. The display should take about 12 minutes. This year, last Friday and Saturday (12-13 Aug) and next Friday and Saturday are the nights of the shows. In addition to the Netherlands, Belgian, China, Spain, Germany, Italy, Poland and South Korea are all competing.

Douwe Egberts coffee is always a winner in our book! Get 10% off your order of Douwe Egberts coffee and Senseo coffee pods at www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order.*

Please use coupon code: FIREWORKS

*Discount valid through 8/16/2016 EDT at EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with no minimum order on Douwe Egberts and Senseo products only. Not valid with other coupons or discounts, special sale or case sale Douwe Egberts products.

Douwe Egberts & Senseo Know Good Coffee

 

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The Netherlands International Team (circa 1905)

Did you know that as you read this the World Cup is happening in Brazil? Since early June, soccer teams from all around the world, including the U.S., have been competing in Brazil to move forward in the race to the championship finals. But did you know that the Netherlands is one of the better teams playing in this World Cup series? They are predicted to make it to the quarterfinals this time. The Dutch have been a powerhouse on the field (or shall we say ‘pitch’?) for decades, when some say they reinvented the game with a new focus on passing. In fact, the team has been referred to as “Clockwork Orange” for their precision passing. World Cup Soccer championships occur every four years, since 1930, except during WWII, this being the 20th World Cup. The Dutch teams have been in the finals 4 times in World Cup history, thrice making it to second place (Runner-up). When you consider that this is only the 20th time the World Cup is taking place, that is not bad for a country of only 17 million people. So far this year, the Orange hammered Spain 5-1, shut out Chile at 2-0, won by 1 over both Australia and Mexico, fans continue to cheer them on against Costa Rica as we go to press.  (UPDATE:  The Netherlands won the match in a dramatic penalty shoot-out!)

We respect quality in soccer and in coffee, so order any Douwe Egberts coffee and get 10% off your order of $30 or more.*

Please use coupon code DEJULY

*Discount valid through 7/9/2014 on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with $30 minimum purchase. Not valid with any other coupons or discounts. No minimum order required. Not valid for discounted, special sale or case sale Douwe Egberts items.
 

The discount includes our Senseo selections. We have a variety of Senseo pods, including the Lungo range, medium roast, dark roast, decaf, Brazil – and just back in stock, Columbia. The newest additions to our Senseo options are the Espresso range, which includes Senseo Black Intense pods, a full and complex blend of long-roasted coffee with chocolate, blackberry and citrus notes. Please note it is similar, but not the same, as the Aroma Variaties. This Black’s intensity level is 8. We have the best price on Senseo pods. With the discount above, you really can’t afford to wait.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Coffee Capsules, Pods and Cartridges But Were Afraid To Ask

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We get a lot of questions about our coffee pods, capsules and cartridges so we are devoting this week to try to clear up any confusion.

Let’s start with some key dates in Europe’s single-serve coffee history.

1988 – The first single serve coffee machine, the Nespresso system, becomes a business success. Within a couple years, Nespresso machines are sold in Europe; other contracts with Krups, Phillips, Siemens and De’Longhi were soon signed.

1989 – Lavazza sells the Espresso Point machine using capsules.

2001 – Senseo obtains a patent for coffee pods that can be used in multiple machines.

2003 – Lavazza debuts the BLUE machine (“Best Lavazza Ultimate Espresso”), mostly used in business and vending machines initially.

(NOTE: K-Cups are not included in this list as the product is for US distribution only.)

As you can see, the single-serve coffee machines have been around for a while. It is only in this last decade that the market exploded with choices and flavors and styles.

At www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com, we have Pods, Capsules and Cartridges. This week, get 10% off all pods, capsules and cartridges with orders of $30 or more.*

Please use coupon code BYTHECUP

*Discount valid through 7/2/2014 on www.EnjoyBetterCoffee.com with $30 minimum order required. This discount cannot be used with any other coupons or discounts. Not valid for discounted, special sale or case sale items.
 

What goes where?

Coffee Pods:  Neat and Biodegradable 

We have 2 types of coffee pods: Coffee Pods for Senseo type coffee makers and Pods for Espresso makers. Senseo pods work with Senseo coffee machines, or machines compatible with Senseo.Senseo pods

You can find a huge selection of our Senseo pods from the left menu on our home page. Try Medium roast or Dark roast, Brazil or Columbian roast or espresso or decaf. We have other brands of coffee in pods that can be used in Senseo machines. Check out our selection of Dallmayr and Carte Noire coffee pods. All our different pods are listed under the Coffee Pods page under Coffee By Type on the bottom left side menu of our website.

Capsules:  Coffee the Easy Way!

Coffee machines that use capsules of ground coffee have been around since Nespresso debuted its innovative coffee maker in the 80’s. The earliest systems were considered closed, so that only one brand of capsule worked in brand’s machines. More recently, Lavazza, Espresso Point and others have created open systems, which mean that the coffee machines use generic capsules that are not tied to any single company.

Coffee Capsules are usually single-serve coffee packed into either plastic or aluminum packages. We have several different sorts of capsules:

  • Nespresso – We have a large selection of coffee in Nespresso-compatible capsules
  • Lavazza Espresso Point – We have Caffe Vergnano, Lavazza and Pellini coffees available for this machine
  • Lavazza Blue (“Best Lavazza Ultimate Espresso”) – We have 6 espresso versions for this machine
  • Segafredo – We have 3 types of Segafredo espresso capsules plus a decaffeinated version


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These capsules are not interchangeable! Be sure to read the capsule descriptions to make sure that you are ordering the capsules you need for the type of machine you have. We know that coffee capsules can be confusing! Remember that coffee pods are different from, and are not interchangeable with, any sort of capsule. Just take a deep breath – and double check your order. Please call if you want us to help you figure out what you need.

All our different capsules are listed under the Coffee Capsules page under Coffee By Type on the bottom left side menu of our website.

Espresso:  Just For Espresso Machines2014_Hausbrandt Espresso Pods

We have another type of coffee pod designed for certain espresso machines. The coffee in these pods is specifically selected, roasted and packaged for espresso machines, so the pods are somewhat smaller and the coffee is pressed tightly in the pod.

We have several brands of these pods/capsules including Hausbrandt Espresso Pods, Caffe Vergnano 1882 Espresso Capsules as well as a variety of their extremely popular Nespresso capsules and Kimbo and Segafredo roasts in pods or capsules.

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